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Carnival Imagination Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

2.8 out of 5
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Carnival Imagination

4 Night Catalina & Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 10, 2017

Ship: Carnival Imagination

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: E142

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Way too many kids unsupervised running amuck. The main pool hot tubs were jamb packed with children and unusable to adults. The adult designated areas is too small and does not offer a smoking area. The cruise line seems to want to cater to being a floating child day care center. Not sure Carnival is right for child free adults.


4 out of 5
Embarkation was uneventful.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was as you would expect from Carnival. I ordered the lobster upgrade for $20.00 and was served over cooked rubber. I suggest you not buy that upgrade. The captains prime rib was good. Breakfast was good but lacking smokes salmon, which is a favorite for me at breakfast. Be SURE to turn OFF Data Roaming on your phone for the entire time on board, Carnival will hit you hard with data charges for background apps that might be running...

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


4 out of 5

Children's Programs

2 out of 5

Service and Staff

2 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
No balcony's, TV channels are limited and poor standard definition quality. I know many people say that its not about the room on cruise, but for me I like a comfy place.... With no balcony's available on the ship I opted for an inside room and its was VERY small and uncomfortable. The bed had two mattresses that would NOT stay together. The steward could not fix it nor could guest services. It was annoying as hell to have them slip apart each night as we slept. Just sayin....

Ship tip

The booze package was NOT worth the cost and they will count your drinks and limit you to 15 per day with or without the pre-purchased packages.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

2 out of 5
Parking was $18.00/day and he ship rather hard find and drive to.

Catalina Island, California

5 out of 5

Ensenada, Mexico

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
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